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Safe Haven: The Warsaw Zoo (2009)

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As the Nazis liquidate the Warsaw Ghetto, many will die. Three hundred will live when they find safe haven at the Warsaw Zoo.



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In the opening days of World War II, the Nazis occupy Warsaw. In a display of extraordinary courage and commitment, Zookeeper Jan Zabinski decides to hide the city's most endangered residents in his home. Before war's end, the Warsaw Zoo will become a safe haven for 300 Jewish men, women, and children. Written by Richard Lester

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Safe Haven: Warsaw Zoo
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Safe Haven: The Warsaw Zoo Student Movie Reviews from Abraham Lincoln School in Oak Park, IL (USA)

My classmates and I have just finished watching the movie, Safe Haven:The Warsaw Zoo. If I were to rate the movie I would give you a 4½ out of 5 stars. My favorite part was when every person and every animal was safe from harm. My least favorite part was when the Jews were burning in the ghetto. I guess over all I enjoyed the movie but it made me sad. And I know it's part of life but why does life have to be so harsh. But your movie has opened my eyes for the past, the present, and the future. Sincerely, Cassie

My classmates and I just finished the movie "Safer Haven: The Warsaw Zoo". I give it five stars out of five. I think that the movie was very good. It was very informative and I liked it. My favorite part was the beginning where you showed pictures of Warsaw. Another part I liked was when the woman told the child that burning Jews was not a laughing matter and that they were people too. The Movie made me feel sad for the Jews of Warsaw. I also think that the Zabinskis were very nice and brave to risk their lives for the three hundred Jews they saved (even though two did not make it). It also made me feel that the Germans and their allies were so mean. The movie makes me feel very emotional because I am a Jew. If I were alive and in Warsaw at the time I would most likely have been put in the ghetto and maybe, just maybe, I could have been one of the three hundred Jews the Zabinskis saved.

I watched the movie called Safe Haven: The Warsaw Zoo. It was really good. I gave it 5 stars out of 5. My favorite part was when the Zabinski family saved all the Jewish people. It was really clever of them to hide the people in the animal cages. I didn't like that all those innocent people had to die. It was really sad.

The movie was really informative, it was a great thing to watch. Something that I learned was that the Zabinski family hid people in animal cages I didn't know a lot of the things that were said in the movie, so I learned a lot. A good part about the movie is that it wasn't too scary but it wasn't too simple and babyish. It was a great movie that I really enjoyed.

The Holocaust was a horrible thing because so many people died that didn't deserve to die. Your movie explains about a part of the Holocaust, and other things too. It had details and it really explained it well. Another good thing is that it wasn't too long and boring.

My reaction to the movie makes me wish that there was some way that I could have helped. So many people were killed and I think that is really unfair. Jewish people are human beings too. I know that the Holocaust is over, but when I learn about it, it still makes me angry at the people who killed Jews and sad for the people who died in order to save themselves or others. Thank you for making this movie, it was great. From, Eva

My name is Molly I am in fifth grade. Yesterday I watched the movie Safe Haven:The Warsaw Zoo; we have been doing a Holocaust Unit in reading class. It was very good. I would give it 4 and half stars out of 5. I like the part when the little kids would steal food but they didn't care about getting killed. When they got killed their friends would take their part.

I can't believe that if you were 6 months you were considered an adult and you didn't get milk. I also can't believe that little kid was laughing when he saw the boy burning, Germans shoot little kids, if you were a Jew and not in the Ghetto you got shot. I liked that the picture above meant a safe place. I like how people put animals fur on to blend in.

I really liked the movie it was very good and very educational. From, Molly

My name is Anika. I am in 5th grade. Yesterday we watched your movie Safe Haven: The Warsaw Zoo in Mr. Kuntz's reading class. We had been doing a unit on the Holocaust. I thought I knew pretty much everything to know about the Holocaust, but seeing the movie proved me wrong! I really enjoyed it. It gave information and taught people about the Holocaust, but at the same time making it not too terrifying, even though in truth the Holocaust was much more than terrifying! Seriously, what did the Jews ever do to anybody to deserve that??? As far as I know, NOTHING! I don't know all the facts of the world, but I definitely know that. Anyway….the movie was really interesting and educational, but not boring. Which is good! Yay. I really liked the part about how little kids would sneak food into the ghetto, and even though they got caught and killed other kids came to take their place! That is some serious bravery. I also that it was sweet that when the boy was laughing, saying "Look at all those burning Jews!" (that wasn't sweet. Here comes the sweet part) and then his mom (grandma?) told him that it was no laughing matter and Jews are human beings.

As I said before, I really liked the movie…except for all the gruesome parts….but gruesome WAS the Holocaust, and you got to put some of that in to make it realistic enough. I learned a lot from your movie and really enjoyed it.

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